My husband talked to his mom this morning and she said "Tell Beth she needs to post on her blog". It has been over a week since I posted. I guess I just haven't had much to say. Usually I don't have any trouble finding something to write about or show. I'll make something, buy something or see something and think- THAT would be a good blog post.
The past week has been spent finishing up on last minute presents- like these cotton dish clothes that I knit. I love the feel of a good cotton yarn. I think that half of the fun of knitting is seeing a pattern develop and the other half is enjoying the texture of the yarn. I've tried knitting with all sorts of weird things- strips of cloth, string, pieces of plastic bags- but if they don't feel good on the needles, a good part of the pleasure of knitting is missing for me.
Do you ever start picking up around the house and instead of getting organized, you find yourself playing with things instead...rearranging and fluffing and leaning and draping? That's what happened last week with my knitting needles. I put all the old wooden knitting needles in this violin...thing. I don't know what to call it- it's a violin that's fallen apart and I only have the bottom. I originally was going to use the violin "shell" as a wall pocket, but ended up propping it in with this pitcher and bowl. It looked a little bit monotone- and then the mail came with a package from Claudia with this patchwork heart- and it was just the pop of color the violin needed.
Thanks for all the positive feedback about the Cuttlebug ornament box tags. The same day I posted about them, Mitzi had a similiar post about making tags from boxes- she had originally posted it a year ago, and I'm sure that's where I got the idea. I emailed Mitzi to tell her that I didn't intentionally copy her without giving her credit. I had made the same tags last year, but didn't remember where the idea came from.
Mitzi's reply to my email expressed just how I feel about our blogging world:
I think all these ideas get swished around, and often I wonder if I am the creator or if I'm copying something I saw elsewhere. The whole point of sharing is to inspire someone else to try something similar, so I'm good with that.
Mitzi always has interesting posts about crafts, collectible and combining the two- if you don't already read her blog, check it out.
On a completely different subject, one of many things that's fun about having a little dog is that he can wear clothes- he won't wear a hat- I had to add that digitally- but Button does look ready for a walk in the snow. Button and I both wish you a "Merry Christmas".